11 - 25 October 2021
Register your team of 2 to 5 to learn in two intensive weeks how to build and present a high-growth scalable business concept. Pitch it to the judges to win prizes from a pool of $10,000 + in-kind support from our ecosystem to help you take your project to the next level.
How much time do I have to commit and when?
Can I work with my team outside the scheduled sessions?
Here you can find a quick overview of what is involved for you to participate in InnovationACT intensive this year. We expect a really rapid progress - from start to finish in just 2 weeks! Do you have what it takes? Build a diverse team and try it.
Mandatory for team captains. 30-60 minutes to get familiar with competition technology, rules and opportunity to ask questions.
Finalise your team structure, develop a variety of ideas and learn how to test them with potential customers to select which ones to focus on.
3 - 5 pm Business models & market tests
Continue to learn how to validate your most promising ideas to see how they fit with a business model that can scale.
How can you demonstrate the value of your solution to potential customers? Begin to build the story of your solution.
3 - 5 pm Pitch practice & feedback
Great pitches come with practice. Practice. Practice. Practice. And get feedback you can use to improve your pitch!
3 - 5 pm Pitch to judges
The final event. Top 10 teams will be invited to live pitch (albeit virtually) to a panel of judges, answer their questions and receive prizes.
Each workshop will consist of lecture and interactive exercise from 3 to 5 pm. From 5 pm to 6:30 pm we will leave the Remo room open for teams to continue working on their ideas, plus we will have our experts available to talk to each team about their idea and progress.
This competition will be held completely online. Besides email, calendar and social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook, we will be using 3 principal online tools you should try and test-run prior to the competition start to make sure your devices, operating system and peripheries work with them and you are comfortable and proficient in using them. All of these platforms allow free accounts; please use same user emails you used for registration for this competition.
Miro is integrated in Remo and it will be your team's whitboard. You do not need a separate account on miro but you may want to roadtest it beforehand to become familiar with the canvases and post-it notes for the collaborative capabilities.
At least your Team Captain but ideally all of you will need an account with Podio. Use same email as you registered for the competition. You will submit your work via Podio and can have conversations with competition organisers.
First, register your team (unless someone else from your team already did). In participant registration select the team you (or someone else from your team) have registered prior. You must be a current student enrolled in the ANU and you must have a team of between 2 and 5 members to register. By registering you agree with the Rules of Engagement. You must register before 5 pm on 8 October 2021.We will confirm your place in the program on 11 October 2021.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.